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Court grants stay in capital gains tax case, allows state to prepare to collect tax

The fight to strike down the state’s capital gains tax as an unconstitutional income tax continues, despite a state Supreme…

Court hears BIAW’s argument on unconstitutional tax on document filing

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy will hear arguments in BIAW’s challenge to the state’s unconstitutional tax on document…

News Release: Increasing rent, rising cost of living push homeownership further out of reach

Increasing rent prices and the rising cost of living drive homeownership further and further out of reach for renters in…

Washington’s average annual wage increases 7.5%

The state’s average annual wage grew by 7.5% in 2021 to $82,508, according to a news release by the state…

New unemployment tax requirement: Learn more

The Employment Security Department (ESD) invites businesses to learn more about a new unemployment tax requirement going into effect in…

State work group explores taxation

A group of state and local policymakers will consider replacing Washington’s Business & Occupation (B&O) tax, adding a wealth tax…